Orbital Gear is a fast paced sidescroller shooter where you utilize the gravitation of celestial objects to give you momentum through space. Arm your Mech with two of the twelve different weapons and destroy your enemies.
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Very Positive (52 reviews) - 88% of the 52 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,252 reviews) - 85% of the 1,252 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 7, 2014

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“When a game of Orbital Gear gets going, it really gets going and there are few things that can truly rival the mix of giddy enjoyment and edge-of-your seat thrills that the game provides.”
Strategy Informer

“... if you are looking for a game that really gets your blood pumping with unique style and gameplay, Orbital Gear is for you.”
Elder-Geek

“There’s a solid foundation to Orbital Gear. The momentum-based aerial acrobatics are fluid, and mastering them is rewarding. The weapons are varied, and it’s interesting how they interact with the game world”
NZGamer

About This Game

Orbital Gear is a sidescroller shooter where you utilize the gravitation of celestial objects to give your mech momentum through space. Arm your Mech with two of twelve different weapons and destroy your enemies. Orbital Gear features classic multiplayer gameplay with new mechanics and 3D graphics.

Orbital Gear has classic deathmatch as the basis for multiplayer pandemonium but it also have a special game mode called Orbital Warfare, a mode where you battle the opposing team with the goal to destroy the opponents base. Victory is ensured either with your mechs weapons or by charging your doomsday weapon with energy cores, collected from fallen enemies.

Features

  • Hone your skills in Orbital Trials, a single-player mode where you must complete a series of timed trials against enemies!
  • Fast paced multiplayer experience, inspired by classic multiplayer games!
  • The gravitation gives Orbital Gear a unique gameplay. Movement are affected as well as many of the weapons are either affected or affect the gravity, giving the gameplay new challenges!
  • Twelve different weapons, all with different effects. Scorch planets with the Kasainami to force your opponent to move, or run them down in close combat with the Gauntlet to name but two!
  • Four different utilities. Set up Turrets and Shields or use the Booster to navigate between planets!
  • Four different looks for your mech!
  • Classic deathmatch and Orbital Warfare where your team fighting against an opposing team with the goal to destroy their home planet!
  • 4-player split screen multiplayer.
  • Get ammunition and health from energy cores, spawned from every opponent destroyed. In Orbital Warfare you can also save them to charge your planets super weapon to destroy the opponents planet once and for all!

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8800GT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X: 10.5
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional Notes: Two button mouse recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8800GT
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Commander Tunaman
5.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Get it when it's on those ridiclously good sales when it becomes like 6 cents if you really want it.
It's fun for a few hours then it gets very boring and uninteresting. It's not really worth being a Steam game it should have been one of those free browser flash games.
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Horificius
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
Good ♥♥♥♥
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Matro
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 22
i like the fun gravitational mechanics, effecting the players to alway move and orbit on the map, it definetley makes a great party game
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MrGreenChips
4.2 hrs
Posted: September 19
I should play it more.
Add me if you need somone to play it with.



Great soundtrack btw.
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Philzilla [GER]
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 19
Guys, this game is big time fun, expecially in splitscreen. But we need more players online, right now most of the time no one is online with it - waiting for a deal seems odd, since the regular price is only 7 bucks.

So cumon. If you like sidescroll action OR have any remembrance of that sidescroll shooter "SOLDAT" from back in the day, grab a copy, or a four pack for you and your buddies und come online! WE NEED YOU!!!
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coleblount
1.6 hrs
Posted: September 14
Like a buffet for gamers, a simple concept and design with good graphics, game feel, and weight. The formula for the game is pretty great on it's own, not really bringing anything new to the table. But loaded with a great variety of good gameplay. I would like to see a roster of characters each with specific loadouts and abilities. But its a whole lotta fun with friends
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Whiteshadow
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 13
Too expensive make it 1 dolar and make 1 milion dolar m8
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Orbital Gear

Orbital Gear is a fast-paced gravity side-scrolling shooter. It has some great elements, but also some flaws that prevent me from recommending it.

Pros:

+ Unique idea
+ Gameplay is quite fun at the start and unqiue
+ Good soundtrack
+ Nice art style
+ Weapon, map, and ability variety

Cons:

- The community is almost dead. I couldn't find anyone to play with on the North America servers and very few people were on the EU servers. This was at about noon on a Saturday.
- The gameplay would probably get boring or repetitive after about 3-5 hours at the maximum. I got pretty bored after an hour, partially due to the lack of a community.
- Not worth $10.

Overall, it might be worth it for the 99 cents I paid, but the lack of community and the fact that the game gets repetitive and boring after a little while prevent me from enjoying the game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
This game is the definition of a hidden gem. The singleplayer might be a bit boring but when you get to multiplayer, then you will have tons of fun! I would really recommend the 4 pack, so you can play with your friends. If I would have known about the game then I would have probably even bought it even if it wasn't on sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Playing this game is akin to a constant adrenaline rush. Probably my favorite pvp game, even with how little I've played. And I certainly would play more, if not for this game's biggest downfall: no players.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Orbital Gear = cod + no man's sky
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Product received for free
2D Quake + gravity physic











also dead game + no SEA server
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Graphic is good, the effect, background is good.
the single player gameplay is challenging but quite boring.

multiplayer is very fun ...... if it have many player, because no one play this in asia server.

conclusion is, good game but need more player
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Unique gameplay, amazing multiplayer, easy to pick up and learn, definitely reccomended.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Intense ♥♥♥♥, unless you're that mate that's ♥♥♥♥, then it's ♥♥♥♥...
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
62 of 70 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2015
Sorry I did not change the review when the updates came!
Now it has pretty much everything I complained about in the old review. It is an awesome couch game. I won't say much.

1. The controls feel great. Very fluid
2. Local Coop is really Fun

Really great game! I hope everyone starts playing it

BUY IT
BUY IT
BUY IT

Old Review

A couple of things:

The Bad:
1. No LAN Support, Local Coop (Offline LAN would be great... but nothing of that)
2. Being from South America, it sucks a lot. NO Servers avaliables, and the ones from Europe or US give me 400-500 Ping
3. Even for the Regions availables, I don't see that many servers.
4. No practice or at least at first glance, not well made tutorials or AI (Not that big of a deal, because it seems pretty straight fordward.. but still)

The Good:
1. Awesome concept
2. Very Fluid and fast pace
3. I did not play that much, but found no glitches or bugs
4. Mechs!
5. Customization

Again, correct me if I am wrong in any of the cases, but is my opinion at first glance (I might have not find the places to do it, so I may be talking falsely). I will definetly change my review if these things change.

Chears.

EDIT:
It still needs some things I would like in a game to be awesome.
This would be an awesome Couch game. LAN should be definetly on it.
More servers!

Hope more people start playing it
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46 of 49 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
136.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2015
Orbital Gear. I've never played another 2D game to have as much fun as I have with Orbital Gear. The movement system can be a little strange at times, but after a while, it became a key part to this game in terms of my enjoyment. Tie it in with the weapons and a full server, and the game becomes something I want to sink more than a few hours into after I buy it.
Unfortunately, the issue you'll hear most is that there are not enough players, which is sad because this is a great game.
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